History & Heritage
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate is an 800-acre World Heritage Site in the care of the National Trust. It includes the remains of the largest Cistercian abbey in Britain, founded by Cistercian monks in 1132, a monastic watermill, Elizabethan Fountains Hall, St Mary's Gothic church designed by William Burges and a 400-acre deer park. John Aislabie created the water garden, his son, William, created the 'natural' landscaped gardens. National Trust shop, information centre and restaurant. To find out about special events taking place, click on 'What's On' at the top of the page and search under events bookable on line.
Open Christmas; Open New Year